As Avnet (AVT) Share Value Declined, Speece Thorson Capital Group Upped Holding by $884,972; Tributary Capital Management Has Decreased Its Holding in Bio Techne (TECH) by $571,200

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Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc increased its stake in Avnet Inc (AVT) by 9.7% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc bought 20,113 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.65% with the market. The hedge fund held 227,550 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $10.19 million, up from 207,437 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc who had been investing in Avnet Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.67 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.27% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $43.1. About 941,978 shares traded. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) has risen 6.75% since February 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.75% the S&P500. Some Historical AVT News: 22/05/2018 – AVNET DECLARES REGULAR QTRLY DIV $0.19/SHR TO BE PAID JUNE 19; 24/04/2018 – Avnet Journal Reveals Keys to Hardening the IoT-Connected Supply Chain; 16/05/2018 – Avnet Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 30/05/2018 – Avnet Presenting at Bank of America Conference Jun 7; 26/04/2018 – Avnet Inc 3Q Loss/Shr $2.64; 19/04/2018 – DJ Avnet Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AVT); 26/04/2018 – Avnet to Transfer Stk Exchange Listing to Nasdaq; 21/05/2018 – Avnet Investor Day 2018 Webcast Details; 26/04/2018 – Avnet Inc 3Q Adj EPS $1.02; 15/03/2018 Avnet Boosts IoT Starter Kit Portfolio with New 4G LTE-M Development Platform

Tributary Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Bio Techne Corp (TECH) by 26.67% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tributary Capital Management Llc sold 2,800 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,700 shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.57M, down from 10,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tributary Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bio Techne Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.94B market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $183.8. About 383,001 shares traded or 56.19% up from the average. Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) has risen 20.74% since February 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.74% the S&P500.

Tributary Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.03B and $905.87M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Post Hldgs Inc Com (NYSE:POST) by 6,500 shares to 15,600 shares, valued at $1.53M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Grand Canyon Ed Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE) by 4,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 12,200 shares, and has risen its stake in Zebra Technologies Corp Cl A (NASDAQ:ZBRA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 30 investors sold TECH shares while 112 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 34.66 million shares or 7.06% less from 37.29 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Hightower Advsrs Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) for 1,794 shares. Tygh Capital stated it has 1.33% of its portfolio in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH). Wellington Management Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) for 948,424 shares. Massachusetts Financial Ma reported 0.06% stake. Palisade Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 15,299 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Citigroup holds 0% or 10,836 shares in its portfolio. Rmb Mgmt Ltd Com holds 0.01% in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) or 1,577 shares. Sg Americas Ltd Com owns 7,452 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) for 443,700 shares. Amalgamated State Bank invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH). Duncker Streett Company Inc, a Missouri-based fund reported 55 shares. Aull & Monroe Inv Management holds 1,650 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 8,773 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Naples Advsr Limited stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH). Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt accumulated 204,041 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

Since August 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $2.82 million activity. The insider BAUMGARTNER ROBERT V sold $942,334.

Among 11 analysts covering BIO-TECHNE Corp (NASDAQ:TECH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. BIO-TECHNE Corp had 32 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, January 14 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, August 9 with “Buy”. The stock of Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) earned “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital on Monday, March 27. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Buy” on Tuesday, December 5. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, September 1. The stock of Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, May 3. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, August 18. Stephens maintained the shares of TECH in report on Wednesday, February 7 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 31 by Craig Hallum.

More notable recent Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) news were published by: Thestreet.com which released: “Dow Tumbles on China Pessimism, Nasdaq Rises on Tech Rebound – TheStreet” on February 08, 2019, also Cnbc.com with their article: “Nasdaq suffers setback, but investor Paul Meeks is turning optimistic – CNBC” published on February 08, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Tech Stocks This Week: Apple Recovers, Facebook’s Messaging Strategy, and More – Nasdaq” on January 26, 2019. More interesting news about Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Tech Stocks This Week: Apple and Facebook Pop As Microsoft Pulls Back – Nasdaq” published on February 02, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 01/25/2019: AMD,CLRO,INTC,ERIC – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 25, 2019.

More notable recent Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Stocks To Watch: Disney, Alphabet And Super Bowl Players – Seeking Alpha” on February 02, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Avnet’s Revenue Recovery, Margin Improvement Trigger Bank Of America Upgrade (NASDAQ:AVT) – Benzinga” published on August 10, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Check Point (CHKP) to Report Q4 Earnings: What’s in Store? – Nasdaq” on January 24, 2019. More interesting news about Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Biotech startup cashes in at ASU’s Innovation Open – Phoenix Business Journal” published on February 07, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Avnet (AVT) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy? – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 17, 2019.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc, which manages about $408.00M and $430.86M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Miller Herman Inc (NASDAQ:MLHR) by 113,286 shares to 244,373 shares, valued at $9.38M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Noble Corp Plc Shs Usd (NYSE:NE) by 135,583 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 964,576 shares, and cut its stake in Msa Safety Inc (NYSE:MSA).

Since September 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.76 million activity. Miller MaryAnn G. sold $721,039 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.12, from 1.08 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 20 investors sold AVT shares while 120 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 106.82 million shares or 3.11% less from 110.25 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited holds 95,176 shares. Aperio Gp Ltd Com reported 111,507 shares. Bessemer Gp owns 724 shares. Moreover, Bryn Mawr Tru has 0.21% invested in Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT). Geode Capital Mngmt Llc invested in 0.02% or 1.25M shares. 49 are held by Cwm Ltd Liability Corporation. The New York-based Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT). North Carolina-based Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De has invested 0.01% in Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT). Cna Fin reported 72,961 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio has invested 0.02% in Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT). Optimum Investment Advisors holds 400 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Amp Capital Invsts Limited accumulated 0.04% or 153,619 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability invested in 48,467 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Fincl Bank Of Hawaii has 0.05% invested in Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT). Ledyard Natl Bank has invested 0% in Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT).

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